If your spouse, child, mother, father or friend dies in active duty to this country while serving in the military, it can be a very difficult time for you and your family. On the one hand, your loved one signed up for the Armed Forces knowing full well that they were putting their lives at risk when they did so. However, on the other hand, one may never consider that they might actually die in combat. It’s that small print in the contract that most people hope they never have to deal with. Tragically, though, many families do have to cope with the untimely death of a loved one while they are deployed.
What can you do to honor their memory after they pass away?
The government does provide honors for soldiers that die during active duty. You can choose to have a funeral with military honors and you’ll be presented with a flag as well as any medals that they may have earned during their service. Some people aren’t quite sure what to do with these items after they’ve had their loved one’s funeral.
We suggest having a custom urn created in order to showcase their medals and flag and hold their cremains as well. This is a great way to display the items that make you proud to have had a member of the United States Armed Forces in your family. A custom urn is a good way to display these items the way that you want, using the materials and form that you think your loved one would have preferred.